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Rybak To Talk With City Suppliers Of Guns And Ammo
WCCO, CBS News ^ | January 30, 2013 6:02 PM

Posted on 01/30/2013 6:58:16 PM PST by Sawdring

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The mayor of Minneapolis wants to reduce gun violence in the city and he’s taking a new approach.

During Wednesday’s city council meeting Mayor R.T. Rybak said he’s going to closely examine where the city purchases its guns and ammunition.

“We buy a lot of guns and ammunition, we should really question whether the companies that we are buying from are going to Washington and are working with us or fighting against us,” he said.

Rybak says he wants to begin a constructive dialogue with companies they buy from and see if they would like to be partners with the city in reducing gun violence in the community.

“We believe that’s’ a value they should share,” the mayor said.

Since 2008, Minneapolis has spent $593,000 on ammunition and $193,000 on guns. The handguns primarily purchased are Smith and Wesson M&P. The shotguns purchased are Remington 870s.

If Minneapolis Police officers purchase their own guns, they receive a stipend of around $800 a year.

Ammunition is where most of the money is spent, and it’s purchased from two local companies: Streicher’s Police Equipment in Plymouth and Federal Cartridge Company in Anoka.

“We do restrict our sales to only approved personnel, such as law enforcement, military or public safety personnel,” said a Striecher’s employee and wanted to remain anonymous.

Rybak is not the only mayor taking this approach on gun safety. He says 60 other Democrat mayors across the county are doing the same.

“We’ve been asked by the people of Minneapolis to make this a safer city,” Rybak said. “I don’t believe the city of Minneapolis would like their dollars to be sent to companies that are fighting with us on that.”

Minneapolis Deputy Chief Travis Glampe says that at this point he’s eager to hear what the companies are going to say.

“We’ve been dealing with these companies for a long time,” Glampe said.

WCCO Radio also placed a phone call to Federal Cartridge in Anoka. They have yet to return the call.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: 2ndammendment; guncontrol; hennipencounty; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/30/2013 6:58:24 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: Sawdring

In a perfect world, G&A suppliers would tripple their prices or cut the city off.


2 posted on 01/30/2013 7:04:01 PM PST by umgud
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To: Sawdring

Pleeeese stop buying. Maybe that will help inventory get back to normal.


3 posted on 01/30/2013 7:04:09 PM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Sawdring

F him! Every gun manufacturer in America should immediately stop selling firearms and ammunition to any city employee from Minneapolis. Starve the police!


4 posted on 01/30/2013 7:05:54 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: Sawdring

Hey Mayor Dumbass...where you been all these years? Did it take cues from your masters to start speaking out against crime and violence?

Or is this just a political stunt? If you really cared you wouldn’t have waited this long. Just follow your Leaders as a good lemming should.


5 posted on 01/30/2013 7:07:21 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Boy, how dumb am I? For a second there I thought he meant by “working for us” he meant “allowing” us peons to buy similar weapons from S&W. What is wrong with these clowns? (rhetorical question) To bad the major gun manufacturers depend on these contracts for so much of their business. I would LOVE to be able to tell these idiots (no offense intended to idiots) to pound sand.

As to ram eeemanual, The coercion continues. Would someone PLEASE open the “2nd Amendment Bank and Trust”! so that so all firearms sellers can deal with only them and screw BOA and any other financial outfit that tries to deny them service.


6 posted on 01/30/2013 7:19:52 PM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: rktman

This dumb dumb is smart enough not to run for re-election. Sadly this gives the GOPe a chance to screw it up and gives Mayor dumb dumb “more flexibility”


7 posted on 01/30/2013 7:26:05 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Sawdring

Is this idiot going to buy guns and ammunition from anti-gun people? Just how would this work?


8 posted on 01/30/2013 7:27:16 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Sawdring

It’s time to go Ronnie Barrett on his ass.


9 posted on 01/30/2013 7:30:37 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Sawdring

Somebody here on FR said in the first thread of Rahm Emanuel going thug on the gun manufacturers that it was certainly coordinated with Obama. Now we see another big-city mayor jumping on the bandwagon. The only question is whether he’s a copycat or if he was in on it from the start, but I say it doesn’t matter.

I’m looking for this to go coast to coast within a few days as the roll is called for all big-city liberal mayors to similarly weigh in.


10 posted on 01/30/2013 7:32:56 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: ozzymandus
Is this idiot going to buy guns and ammunition from anti-gun people? Just how would this work?

now, where did I put that Mr. Obvious picture. LOL!!!

11 posted on 01/30/2013 7:34:21 PM PST by digger48
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To: Sawdring
“We do restrict our sales to only approved personnel, such as law enforcement, military or public safety personnel,” said a Striecher’s employee and wanted to remain anonymous."

I guess we'll know how serious the manufacturers and wholesalers are about the 2nd Amendment when they stop doing business with retailers like this.

12 posted on 01/30/2013 7:34:59 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Sawdring
Rybak says he wants to begin a constructive dialogue with companies they buy from and see if they would like to be partners with the city in reducing gun violence in the community.

In all seriousness, isn't this almost word for word the classic backroom "protection" pitch we've seen in mobster movies and RICO trial testimony for decades?

13 posted on 01/30/2013 7:38:37 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Sawdring

Bringing out the ole Clinton trick. He tried to get the Governor’s of all the States to just buy from certain companies also. There is a letter from Mike Hucklebee Governor of Arkansas on the web that was a good smack down. They are up to their old tricks. Ruger at the time supported the old Assualt Weapon ban and they payed dearly with decreased sales.


14 posted on 01/30/2013 7:44:46 PM PST by therut
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To: rktman

If the police administrators had a clue- they would realize we are the good guys. We can help in a bad situation.

Rural sheriffs for the most part get that.

Don’t set the Patriots up as enemies; we could be your best friends if you don’t jack us over.

We want social order and stability, but not at the expense of Freedom. There is some common middle ground at the state and local level.


15 posted on 01/30/2013 7:52:40 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: Sawdring

Why not just use the Constitution instead, and require all Payments from Government to be made in Gold and Silver Coin?? Article 1 section 10 “ No State Shall make anything but Gold and Silver Coin a Tender in payment of Debts”


16 posted on 01/30/2013 7:59:32 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: Sawdring

OK, Mayor R.T. Rybak, if you want to intimidate the suppliers to your police force, how about this? All the manufacturers refuse to sell the city of Minneapolis employees any guns, ammunition, spare parts, or training. We shall see how things work out for you dumbo, because it will certainly reduce police gun violence.


17 posted on 01/30/2013 8:10:00 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: vladimir998

“F him! Every gun manufacturer in America should immediately stop selling firearms and ammunition to any city employee from Minneapolis.”

They should refuse to sell to any anti mayor or governor.


18 posted on 01/30/2013 8:13:18 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Sawdring

Another thought comes to mind: all the gun manufacturers and ammunition manufacturers are currently buried by customer demand for anything that goes “bang!”. Now is the time to tell these Donkey mayors to pound sand and put them at the end of the waiting line for anything in the way of orders. Tell them, it is a first come, first served market and you’ll have to take your turn like everyone else. This is especially true for gun grabbers. If you don’t like the way we do business, order your guns, ammo, spare parts, and training from the Violence Policy Center.


19 posted on 01/30/2013 8:21:49 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: MasterGunner01

You have articulated the answer I’ve been waiting to hear. Put these asshat mayors on notice and at the back of a line that has no end. Close their accounts and tell them to go buy their ammo at a gun show, of course with a six box limit per customer, or try reloading. I find it very therapeutic and relaxing. Not to mention extremely accurate.


20 posted on 01/30/2013 8:55:28 PM PST by edboock
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To: Sawdring

Oh please, what a load of “you are little people” bs!

Here is the ““We do restrict our sales to only approved personnel, such as law enforcement, military or public safety personnel,” said a Striecher’s employee” website.

http://policehq.com/

It is not “restricted” to a damn thing.

IF there was an actual “Striecher’s employee” that said they restrict their sales to “approved personnel” they are either butt kissing the Mayor’s overinflated ego or they are asking for ID on VERY specific individual items.

Judging from the “the companies that we are buying from are going to Washington and are working with us” remark, I am sure this guy is a full blown communist agenda donk.

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21 posted on 01/30/2013 9:35:42 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: rktman

“Since 2008, Minneapolis has spent $593,000 on ammunition and $193,000 on guns. The handguns primarily purchased are Smith and Wesson M&P. The shotguns purchased are Remington 870s.”

That pales in comparison to the boycott that would immediately take effect if any gun maker chooses sides with a city.


22 posted on 01/30/2013 9:43:09 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: MasterGunner01
I think Smith and Wesson, Glock etc. should take a completely different approach to their law enforcement divisions.

What they could do is to have a policy of NO SALES whatsoever to police or government agencies. What they should do is LEASE the guns to these entities. This puts them in the drivers seat completely. They could sell this approach by providing trade in/trade up terms for the agencies so that when a new caliber or model is introduced they agency can simply off lease the current model and replace with the new models, for a certain price of course. This gives the agency the flexibility to not be tied to a particular caliber or configuration. Second the manufactures could offer service and maintenance contracts for these leases. This means constant cash flow for the manufacturer

The beauty of this plan is the government entities would never OWN these weapons and the leases would terminate in certain time intervals. This also provides a constant income stream for the manufacturers. However when the going gets tough, the manufacturers still OWN the weapons and thus set the terms of the lease.

If Ronnie Barrett had used this approach he could have told California law enforcement that not only will he no longer do business with them but when the lease is up they must return his guns. Or better yet have a clause in the lease whereby it could be terminated by either party.

This is the ONLY way I would ever do business with the government if I were a manufacturer. If they don't like it, then they could go get their guns from somewhere else.

23 posted on 01/30/2013 9:45:38 PM PST by precisionshootist
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To: Sawdring

So they’re going to buy their guns and ammo from suppliers that don’t make or supply guns or ammo? Lemme know how that works out.


24 posted on 01/30/2013 9:52:26 PM PST by mykroar ("I'm afraid I can't use a mule. I have several hundred up on Capitol Hill." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: precisionshootist
That is a good idea — lease the guns to the government agencies that way you control the idiot politicians and the agencies they run.

Ronnie Barrett can't get is .50 caliber rifles back from California, but the police departments with them cannot buy spare parts or training or service. When one of these big bores goes down for a broken firing pin or extractor (or whatever), the department armorer can't fix the rifle if he has no spare parts.

25 posted on 01/30/2013 10:15:05 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Sawdring

I just tweeted his sorry ass.


26 posted on 01/30/2013 10:17:13 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Sawdring

We buy a lot of guns and ammunition, we should really question whether the companies that we are buying from are going to Washington and are working with us or fighting against us,” he said

This Mayor is living proof that you can’t fix stupid!
None of them are going to Washington and backing Obama’s gun grab you moron............


27 posted on 01/30/2013 11:06:55 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Sawdring

FU!!!!

My idea????? They stop selling to fascist gobmints and refuse repairs to the same, in an effort to reduce them to their appropriate position of begging or being subsummed to the citizenry.


28 posted on 01/31/2013 12:02:21 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Sawdring

Notice that they don’t buy anything from businesses inside of Minneapolis. The Dems ran every gun & ammo shop out years ago. How’s that workin’ for ya, Rybutt?


29 posted on 01/31/2013 11:36:40 AM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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